Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has revealed that the President Akufo-Addo led government has resolved to contest the 2020 General Elections based on their “unprecedented” achievements in government and not any foul means.
Dr. Bawumia noted that President Akufo-Addo has cautioned and made his point very clear ahead of the elections that all his appointees and party members should be wary of their public utterances.
According to the Vice President, the President stands for peace and therefore has urged all his party members to eschew any personal vendetta but ensure that whatever message they put across foster peace and understanding.
Speaking in an interview on Monday, May 25, 2020, Dr. Bawumia stressed that NPP’s message ahead of the elections will be hinged on their records since they were given the mandate in 2017.
Dr. Bawumia highlighted that focusing on these records will be their central focus as the nation prepares to go to the polls come December and not acrimony against other political opponents.
“The President has always made the point that we should make sure how we speak and we what we say to the public bring about peace and understanding. He wants very free, fair and violent free elections. We won the mandate of the people when we were in opposition, we just have the send the message – what did we do when we had the opportunity to serve the people? What exactly have we been able to do?” the vice president said.
He added that “that is what the elections will be fought on: the records. That’s what you have been able to and what you have planned to do also. I think of we all focus on that, there should be no acrimony.”